Archive for February 6, 2016

TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN AT OR BELOW NORMAL LEVELS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS… A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST ON SUNDAY… ANOTHER SYSTEM MAY BRING RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY

After a very nasty period of weather this past week, we saw clearing skies on Friday. High pressure will bring fair and chilly conditions today (Saturday). Winds shouldn’t be much of an issue today. A low pressure system is expected to develop off the Southeast Coast on Sunday and computer models have it intensifying rapidly as it moves northeastward. Although the storm’s major impacts should remain offshore, indications are that rain could spread into Hampton Roads on Sunday. The further south and east you are the higher chances of rain will be. North Carolina has the highest chances of rain on Sunday. Marine conditions are expected to deteriorate on Sunday as strong winds and high waves are expected. I think that┬áHampton Roads is very lucky (or unlucky if you like snow) because given the time of year and the track of this storm system, snow could have been in the forecast for Sunday and Sunday night. The northwest quadrant of a storm system many times has snow at this time of year. However, temperatures look like they are going to be too warm for frozen precipitation. That’s how it looks as of the time of this writing. The storm moves away on Monday, but it will be quickly followed by another system from the west. This system should bring a chance of showers and possible snow showers on Monday night and Tuesday. As the NWS states in their Saturday morning update, it is too early to discuss any potential snow accumulations.┬áThat’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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